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Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

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Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Officer

Job Identification: 6119
Location: Yobe
Job Category: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Team/Programme: Meal
Grade: Level 4
Contract Length: 1 Year

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g., once a week or more) or intensively (e.g., four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs or are visiting the country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • Save the Children Nigeria is implementing an Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) program in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, Nigeria.
  • This is private donor funded. 4-year initiative intended to work with the government, communities, and relevant stakeholders to establish and validate a model for community-based, inclusive ECDE programming.
  • The MEAL Officer is responsible for leading and supporting evaluations/assessments, monitoring program progress and quality, documenting lessons learnt and contributing to periodic monitoring and reporting.
  • Ensuring gender-sensitive, inclusive and participatory MEAL processes, including children’s involvement, is crucial.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: MEAL Coordinator
  • Staff reporting to this post: MEAL Assistant
  • Direct: One.
  • Indirect: None.
  • Role Dimensions: Work with the program and Support Staff.

Key Areas of Accountability
Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop robust MEAL plans, systems, processes and tools for the project in line with SCI and donor requirements.
  • Take the lead in data collection efforts for the ECCD project, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Conduct in-depth data analysis to derive actionable insights and recommendations.
  • To enhance project performance, execute quarterly monitoring, evaluation, and accountability activities, including quality benchmarks, data quality assessments, and/or data quality assessments.
  • Document data collection and analysis findings, contributing to comprehensive and informative reports.
  • Ensure monthly updates to the SCI’s Project reporting Information Management & Evidence (PRIME) system, accurately reflecting project progress and achievements.

Accountability:

  • Support in ensuring the project is implementing the 3 pillars of Accountability – Information sharing, participation and feedback & reporting and providing relevant documentation.
  • Assist in establishing robust accountability mechanisms, ensuring the voices of project participants are considered in project adaptation/design and implementation.

Knowledge Management & Learning:

  • Actively engage in program learning initiatives, facilitating discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions among project teams.
  • Provide insights and recommendations for continuous improvement in ECCD project design and implementation.
  • Ensure project MEAL documents are adequately stored in the SCI Resource Centre.
  • Support in the development of case studies and success stories for the project.

Safeguarding:

  • Ensure risk assessments are done before any data collection that involves children.
  • Staff Management & Coaching
  • Coaching and mentoring of direct reports to achieve project deliverables.
  • Support the implementation of the SCI performance management system, by supporting, supervising and reviewing performance of direct reports.

General:

  • Comply with SCI policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Undertake any other tasks within the MEAL function as the line manager requires, adapting to project needs and challenges.

Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and achieving and role-modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • Set ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, take responsibility for their own personal development, and encourage their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children and engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members external partners, and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develop and encourage new and innovative solutions.
  • willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates the highest levels of integrity.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of BSc or equivalent qualification in, Economics, Statistics, Development Planning, Social Work or Demography, Computer Science, or any related courses.

Experience and Skills:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in MEAL for Humanitarian/developmental organizations.
  • Experience in implementing Education programs in humanitarian contexts program is an added advantage.
  • Experience in the use of analytical and visualization tools/software
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good Knowledge of the local area and local language
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches and children’s participation.

Application Closing Date
20th February, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) Coordinator

Job Identification: 6156
Location: Lagos
Job Category: Advocacy, Campaigns and Policy

Role Purpose

  • Under the guidance of the Chief of Party and in collaboration with the Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager (Survive) and the Community Mobilization and Engagement Manager, the ACSM Coordinator will be responsible for leading on the development and building of government commitment and investment in immunization of under-five children in underserved communities through effective advocacy and strengthening of the policy environment as well as the development and implementation of social behaviorial change communication and mobilization strategies targeting communities with zero-dose and under-immunized children.
  • S/he will support the Chief of Party to promote an innovative agenda in the delivery of primary health care with focus on improving quality and access to immunization services, strengthening the health system, enabling policy and social environment, community involvement and removing the social, cultural and behavioural barriers to immunization service uptake.
  • The incumbent will ensure an increased and sustained demand for vaccine services by caregivers and communities with child populations at highest risk of being under-immunized or zero-dose

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Quality:

  • Lead in the development and implementation of project-specific Advocacy and Social Behavioural Change Communications Strategy
  • Lead in the planning, costing and implementation of ACSM components of the project and contribute to the overall key programme planning, coordination and reporting activities.
  • Lead in documenting success stories and contribute to the writing of reports, case studies, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences as relevant
  • Build the capacities and provide technical support on ACSM to the Policy and Advocacy Officer, Social and Behavioural Communication Officer and other project team members at the state level
  • Support systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence-based advocacy, behavioural change communication and social mobilization at state level.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator put in place metrics and measurement tools to collect data and analyse the progress of project’s ACSM activities.
  • Provides technical expertise to ensure programs are of high quality and comply with the country and SCI standards by contributing to the writing, reviewing and improving ToRs, tools, SoPs, guidelines and protocols.
  • Actively contribute to the process of learning, evaluation, capturing and disseminating lessons from the programme for continuous improvement of programme performance and overall outcome

Advocacy:

  • As part of the ACSM strategy, lead in the development and implementation of advocacy approach, exploring governance-related barriers to immunization service uptake such as strengthening coordination and increasing domestic funding for immunization activities at all levels.
  • Provides capacity building in form of training and mentorship for EPI managers and other PHC workers in the areas of health sector resource mobilization, financial management and coordination
  • Lead in the analysis of relevant government policies, guidelines and plans on immunization with ACSM, under-immunized and zero-dose children in view and making relevant recommendations for improvement
  • Lead in the preparation of advocacy materials and messages to facilitate the advancement of immunization service uptake in under-served communities
  • Develop good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision-making structures and how to influence them.
  • Work with pressure groups and champions (including children to promote a coalition-led budget advocacy at legislative and executive bodies for increased domestic investment in immunization, –
  • Lead in the mapping and dissemination of existing tools for budget tracking and coordinate budget advocacy and tracking amongst partner organisations and institutions
  • Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of financing for immunization
  • Keep abreast of the external political and policy environment and create the right opportunities for engagement and influencing
  • Conduct periodic power and stakeholder mapping in project states in line with SCI Key Performance Indicator 20

Social and Behavioural Communication (SBC):

  • As part of the ACSM strategy, lead in the development and implementation of a tailored SBC approach that will foster an improved individual and community understanding and perception around vaccination and health services
  • Conducts caregiver profiling, community and stakeholders mapping and lead in the development and production of evidence-based and audience and cultural-sensitive communication messages and materials (e.g posters, jingles, leaflets, scripts etc) on promoting the benefits of immunization over social barriers and misconceptions
  • Develop and implement dissemination and monitoring plans for communication materials and messages, including mass and social media broadcast and community events and campaigns either as stand-alone or to mobilise for an outreach programme
  • Lead in the development of communication training materials and conduct training for relevant influencers and change agents such as traditional and religious leaders, CBOs, CSOs, journalists, professional bodies etc
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with relevant journalists, broadcasters and commentators in the local, national and international media and widen interest in immunization of under-immunized and zero-dose children
  • Support innovations aiming at increasing community participation and ownership of quality immunization and health service delivery
  • Lead in exploring platforms to improve positive social and gender norms to create an enabling environment for positive practices within households and at community levels. These platforms include but not limited to forums for men and women, mother-to-mother support groups, cooperative societies, traditional birth attendants (TBAs) etc

Social Mobilization:

  • As part of the ACSM strategy, lead the development and implementation of social mobilization approach to increase the participation of an all-inclusive traditional and religious institutions (TRIs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Civil Society Organizations, Fatih Based Organizations (FBOs) in immunization planning, activities and accountability
  • Conduct capacity building in form of training, awareness creation and mentorship for social groups and individual champions (including children) on the dissemination of immunization messages

Safeguarding:

  • Support safeguarding team in carrying out safeguarding risk assessment, develop and implement a mitigation plan when needed.
  • Flag safeguarding concerns noticed during programme implementation as well as share good practices identified in the field.
  • Ensure that all children and programme beneficiaries are provided with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in the Social or Behavioural Sciences, Public Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, Development Studies, Development Economics, Rural Development / Sociology or other related fields.
  • Any training on Advocacy, Communication and SBC be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 year-experience in health financing, health governance, enhanced voice and accountability or similar roles, three of which should be at managerial level
  • Fluency in English language. Knowledge of local languages (Lagos-Yoruba and Kano-Hausa) will be an added advantage
  • Profound knowledge of governance and health systems and political terrains in the implementing states in particular and Nigeria in general
  • Strong knowledge of global health policy goals and commitments
  • Ability to write strong position papers and policy briefings
  • Strong analytical framework to clearly articulate and communicate our policy positions
  • Ability to be strategic and proactive when required to be able to keep advocacy plans dynamic and aligned to new policy and political developments
  • Ability to clearly communicate and easily relate to federal and state authorities
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Application Closing Date
29th February, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Finance Coordinator

Job Identification: 6157
Location: Lagos
Job Category: Finance

Role Purpose
This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial support functions for the state office and specifically;

  • To provide sound financial management, manage the financial information function, train and manage financial relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Accountabilities

  • Have essential knowledge of Finance and Accounting. Ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear and have strong understanding of all of Donor’s and Save the Children’s regulations and policies, especially the core policies such as; Finance policies and procedures, Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, Fraud & dishonesty policies, Anti-bribery and corruption policy and whistle blowing policy.

Finance:

  • The Finance Coordinator coordinates the area office finance activities and will be responsible for financial compliance and PROSAVE focal person for all invoicing related activities.

Payment Review:

  • Ensure all financial transactions in the state office are appropriately approve, authorise and administer, in line with SC & Donor policies.
  • Process all payments (cheque and/or cash) to vendors, service providers, and partners in line with SC policies & Donor requirements
  • Process all banking activities in the state office, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintain, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.
  •  Responsible for monthly recharges processing (Reversal and re-class) as well as daily matching of transaction on Aggresso

Financial Record:

  • Manage the electronic spreadsheet/format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports to Abuja as required. Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for the state office.
  • Ensure adequate safeguarding of all vouchers manually and electronically
  • Ensure adequate safeguarding of all financial instruments
  • Preparation and submission of monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations to CO Abuja
  • Focal person on PROSAVE invoicing and reconciling in the state and Pro-team meetings

Cash and Budget Management:

  • Coordinate with the Line manager to ensure timely and appropriate cash flows, matched with the operational needs of the state office and budget forecasts, and in line with SC policies and donor requirements.
  • Ensure that the Field Manager receives timely and accurate information to inform activity planning and forecasts.
  • In collaboration with the line manager support monthly budget phasing and annual pipeline analysis as well as BVA commentary for specific award.

Procurement:

  • Represent Finance at Procurement Committee meeting
  • Validate Purchase Vouchers within the Finance Coordinator’s Limit
  • Follow up on all outstanding invoices, payments in the field offices

Statutory Regulations:

  • Make statutory payments to the relevant authorities such as PAYE, WHT, and PENSION deduction and ensure adequate documentation is kept in the office.
  • Monthly submission of EFCC report to the country Office

Partner Management:

  • Review partners/sub-awardee financial report and reconcile partners/Sub-awardee Account (52000)
  • Support the state teams to provide administrative and technical support to the partners to ensure that all financial documentation and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis in line with SC policies, project agreements.

Business Partnering:

  • Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure
  • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies.

Audit & Evaluation:

  • Assist with the Internal and External audit preparations including putting together relevant documentations for the Audit
  • Coordinate all SC awards audits and ensure complete implementation of recommendations and findings
  • Follow up on audit issues and provide appropriate response with support from Humanitarian Finance Lead

Safeguarding

  • Provide support in developing a master budget for Child Safeguarding to address gaps in compliance standard.

Qualifications
Mandatory:

  • HND / B.Sc / MBA in Accountancy
  • Professional accountancy qualifications – ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CNA
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in INGO
  • Proficient in computer skills with an excellent working knowledge of Excel.
  • Perfect understanding of Nigerian tax laws and other compliance regulations

Desirable:

  • Experience working in a multi donor environment is considered a very strong advantage
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting skills
  • Audit or tax consultancy experience
  • Knowledge of Agresso FMS.

Application Closing Date
29th February, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

To apply for this job please visit graduatejob.com.ng.

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